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The Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Online Checklist provides a searchabledatabase of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company housedin the collections of the Geography and Map Division. The online checklist isbased upon the Library's 1981 publication Fire Insurance Maps in the Libraryof Congress and will be continually updated to reflect new acquisitions.


The Sanborn maps are arranged by state, then city and release data. The online checklist also contains links to existing digital images from our collection and will be updated as new images are added. If you have any questions, comments, or are interested in obtaining reproductions from the collection, please Ask A Librarian.


Color plays an important role inSanborn map reading. In Example 1, we see that brick and tile are representedwith a reddish/pink color. Several advantages demonstrate themselves when usingcolor: a) the mapmaker can easily and quickly convey information; b) spaceformerly used to convey this information can now be used to convey moredetailed information; and c) uniformity across all the maps is achieved andmaintained.


Fire insurance maps are distinctivebecause of the sophisticated set of symbols that allows complex information tobe conveyed clearly. In working with insurance maps, it is important toremember that they were made for a very specific use, and that although theyare now valuable for a variety of purposes, the initial selection ofinformation to be mapped and the way that information was portrayed wasdictated by the needs of the insurance industry.


The prefatory material found at the beginning of atlases and onthe first sheet of smaller editions usually included a legend or "key" to symbols. Knowledge of these is essential toproper interpretation of the information found in fire insurance maps. The useof these symbols on fire insurance maps, especially those done by the SanbornMap Company, was prescribed by company manuals and can usually be interpretedwith a considerable degree of confidence. However, the symbols, abbreviations,and annotations are not always easily interpreted. Therefore, it is importantfor researchers to consult the keys to symbols. It is also important toremember that over time new symbols were added and that there were variationsin the way in which symbols were applied.


Most editions of fire insurancemaps contained prefatory material that is useful or necessary for interpretingthe maps and which now has historic value in its own right. In particular, themap indexes and the descriptions of a city's fire protection services of a cityprovide insights into various aspects of the development of urban America. Theamount and nature of such introductory material varies widely from city to cityand over time, reflecting changes in mapping policies of the Sanborn MapCompany, the size of the city, and the rate of change within the city. Thefollowing discussion highlights major features of the prefatory material, butnot all elements will necessarily be found in the fire insurance maps for agiven city or town.


Small-town maps that comprised only a few map sheets weregenerally issued in loose-leaf format and did not have separate title pages.The first page of such editions, however, would include the names of the city,county, and state. The county name was important for differentiating towns ofthe same name within a state. It is important to note that because of divisionsof counties or changes in county boundaries, a city may now be part of a countydifferent from that in which it was originally mapped.


For large-city maps issued in one or more volumes, the title pageoften presents a visual delight of ornate typography and design. As citiesbecame denser and larger over time, the Sanborn Map Company occasionallyaltered the presentation of the coverage of a city. A single volume could bedivided: for instance, volume 1 from an edition in the late 1800s might becomevolume 1, North and volume 1, South in the 1920s. Also, the coverage of thesuburban portions of a city could be shifted from volume to volume. Researchersneed to be aware of such changes reflected in the titles to insure that theyare using the volume that covers the portion of the city in which they areinterested.


An important component of title pages for large city atlases isthe listing of incorporated and unincorporated places covered in the volume.This is particularly common on the fringe areas of towns from the 1920s onward,where suburban developments and new additions to the territory of a city werefrequently given their own names in local usage. Such place names have beenlisted in the index of Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress. Thesenames can also be searched through the search engine available on the Libraryof Congress Web site.


To the insurance industry, a valuablecomponent of the prefatory material was a description of the fire-fightingequipment and water system of a city or town. The description could be a simplestatement of a line or two in the coverage of a small town, or an elaboratereport of many paragraphs for the larger cities. Reports would address suchissues as the number and types of fire-fighting equipment and the number andtraining background of firefighters. The size, extent, and pressure of watermains was a critical factor that was often addressed in such reports. Thepredominant wind patterns were usually noted as well.


The vast majority of fire insurancemaps were drawn at a scale of one inch to fifty feet (1:600) when expressed asa representative fraction. A smaller or less detailed scale of mapping wasemployed for suburban areas or large industrial sites. For these areas, scalesof one inch to one hundred feet (1:1,200) or one inch to two hundred feet(1:4,800) were used. In rare instances, even smaller scales were used. Most mapsheets contain a bar scale that facilitates the measurement of features ordistances, and the scale is usually given in the title of the map as well.


Considering that there were morethan fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps of more than ten thousandcommunities, it is not surprising to find inconsistencies in the way sheets ina given edition were numbered. In early atlases, numbering was often sequentialacross coverage for the whole city. In other cases, especially in latereditions, numbering was sequential within each volume. In some early editionsalso, double-page plates were given a single number, but the most commonpattern was to have a separate number for each page. Prefatory material was notgiven page numbers, however.


In the list of maps, Fire Insurance Mapsin the Library of Congress, the figure in the column that indicates thenumber of pages does not reflect the page numbering. The figure that is givenincludes any unpaginated prefatory material, even the inside of atlas covers towhich indexes have been pasted. Where applicable, the comments column in FireInsurance Maps in the Library of Congress indicates special numberingsequences, such as double-page plates.


For researchers, an important partof the prefatory material is the graphic index that portrays the areas of thecity covered by each sheet in the edition. In the case of multi-volumeeditions, there is often a "Graphic Map of Volumes" that shows the portions ofthe city covered by each volume.


The graphic index is frequently referred to as a "key map." Whena researcher wishes to examine the coverage for a portion of a city, thegraphic index is more useful than the street or other indexes. Key maps servetwo purposes: they show the areas encompassed by individual sheets and indicatethe portions of a city or town that were mapped. Coloring was generally used onkey maps to indicate the area covered by an individual sheet in the edition oratlas. There are usually compass roses, often highly decorative, to orient theuser, but not always scales. 041b061a72


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